Cleveland's Asiatown is full of creative, brilliant, up-cycled gardens that inspire us in our work on a daily basis. These adaptive re-purposing of everyday objects for the intention of local food production are a lesson in what adaptation, ingenuity, and urban food production can and should look like: making use of what we have to better support our community.
Some advice from a seasoned farm manager on simple tips to ensure that your garden will be successful this year. The four main things to focus on are: organization, sanitation, watering, and weed management.
A recap of our workshop with Michael Bartunek of Grow at Home, on the proper planning, structure, maintenance, and management of your raised beds. Follow these helpful tips and your raised beds will be productive while keeping overly onerous maintenance at bay.
Creating compost might seem like a simple, albeit involved, act for some but for Nathan Rutz, our Director of Soil, the making of compost and in turn, Tilth Soil, is more of a calling then anything. Take a dive into the mind of Nathan to better understand the passion we have for the creation of excellent soils.
Seed Starting: Find your neighbors and share what works (and what didn’t) because conditions like soil, water, and sun vary yard by yard. It’s a good reminder that gardening is best practiced with a little patience and perseverance; like all things, it takes tending.